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Twenty students complete internships in Legislative Practice Center

Drake Law School’s Legislative Practice Center has placed 20 students in second year Legislation Internships for the spring semester. Most students have been placed with a Chair, Vice-Chair or Ranking Member of a Committee of their choice.
March 13, 2013

Second delegation of Drake Law students immersed in Cuban agriculture

Drake Law students made a second trip to Cuba this January to study agricultural law reforms. Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake’s Agricultural Law Center, led the group along with Emiliano Lerda, LW’10, consultant to the Center on Latin American agricultural law, and Matt Russell, food policy coordinator in the Center.
March 12, 2013

Drake Law hosts 76th Annual Supreme Court Celebration

A 76-year tradition continued this past weekend as Drake Law hosted another successful Supreme Court Celebration. The Supreme Court Celebration is held annually to honor the Iowa Supreme Court for its commitment to justice and legal education and to recognize achievements by students, faculty, alumni and friends.
March 11, 2013

Jane Lorentzen named 2013 Drake Law Alumna of the Year

Each year, in conjunction with the annual Supreme Court Banquet, Drake Law honors one of its own. This year’s winner of the Drake Law Alumna of the Year award is Jane Lorentzen, LW’91.
March 11, 2013

Drake Law featured on KCCI, WHO TV

Two local television stations recently featured students gaining valuable practice experience at Drake Law.
March 5, 2013

Drake’s Constitutional Law Symposium to cover political dysfunction

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center will again host the Constitutional Law Symposium, with the support of Belin McCormick Law Firm, P.C. This year’s symposium features some of the political world’s most prominent authors and speakers. The topic, “The U.S. Constitution and Political Dysfunction: Is There a Connection?” could not come at a better time.
March 1, 2013

Law School renovation is underway

Phase 1 construction has begun on the extensive renovation of Cartwright Hall, the Law School’s primary classroom, office, and student activity venue. Construction is scheduled to be finished in time for courses to start Fall 2013.
February 19, 2013

Client counseling team wins regional competition

One of Drake Law's two ABA Client Counseling teams, comprised of Nate Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, won the Regional rounds of the Client Counseling Competition this weekend in Saint Paul, Minn. Drake's other team of Maggie White and Ben Neitzel also performed well. All of these students are in their final year of law school.
February 13, 2013

Drake Law unveils student portfolios

At Drake University Law School, teaching students how to practice law has always been our focus, long before it became trendy. Drake is stepping it up a notch by adding aportfolio component to the curriculum.
February 11, 2013

2013 First-Year Trial Practicum addresses wrongful death

The First Year Trial Practicum (FYTP) case this year is a wrongful death case.
February 6, 2013

Drake Law student selected to JAG Corps

Each year the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps selects approximately 100 to 120 of the best-qualified candidates to become Air Force Judge Advocates through a variety of accession programs.
January 25, 2013

Two Drake Law students balance law school and family

Lori and Tom Bullock both had the goal of attending law school before they met at Iowa State University.
January 25, 2013

Student Bar Association sells art to fund public service scholarships

Drake Law School’s Student Bar Association recently held their second annual Just Art! art auction to raise funds for Drake Law’s Public Service Endowment.
January 25, 2013

Des Moines: A great option for young professionals

With accolades like Forbes #4 “Best Places for Business and Careers” (June, 2012) and #1 “Best City for Young Professionals” (July, 2011), who wouldn’t choose Des Moines for law school?
January 24, 2013

Renowned professor to discuss Egyptian politics

Nathan Brown, professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, will be speaking at Drake Law School on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.
January 9, 2013